Ranking the 15 best wings in the 2022 NBA draft | Launderer’s report

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15. Keon Ellis (Alabama, San Francisco, Senior)

Strengths: Shooting, defensive tenacity

Archetype/Projected Role: Three-and-D

Ellis deserves second-round looks after totaling 67 threes and 64 interceptions. He ranked in the 90th percentile as a spot-up player, and his role won’t change as he jumps from Alabama to the NBA. On the other hand, he’s a 22-year-old non-creator, so he won’t have much room for error. Still, for a 6’6″ winger and tough defenseman, his three-point volume and 88.1 free throw percentage should be enough for teams to imagine a three-and-D role player.

14. Harrison Ingram (Stanford, SG/SF, Freshman)

Strengths: Physical tools, versatility

Archetype/projected role: Connector

Ingram’s specific versatility may convince teams it’s worth staying patient. Sporting the frame of a power forward (6’8″, 230 pounds), the rookie averaged 1.1 threes and 3.0 assists per game, showing an attractive mix of shooting and passing skills. He’s still more of a second-round draft, however, given questions about his shooting legitimacy (31.3% 3PT, 66.3% FT) and athletic limitations that led to a 43 percentage point. 2 two-point.

13. Max Christie (Michigan State, SF, Freshman)

Strengths: physical tools, shooting

Archetype/Projected Role: Shotmaker

The numbers don’t describe Christie as a unique NBA player. The sight test was more convincing, as he sports clean shooting mechanics and fundamentals for a 6’7″ wing. Despite his 31.7 three-point percentage, he clearly has touch based on his 3-point percentage. free throws of 82.4 and 8 of 14 made Christie also made 25 shots off screen, and assuming he’s a better shooter than the 35-game sample size suggests, he could have a set of useful/translatable off-ball notation skills.

12. Leonard Miller (Fort Erie International Academy, SF, 2003)

Signature Strengths: Physical Tools, Scoring Versatility

Archetype/Projected Role: Scorer

Miller made a strong impression earlier in the month at the Nike Hoop Summit. Throughout the week, from practices to the main game, he was consistently productive, using his athleticism and motor skills for easy baskets and perimeter skills to attack. At 6’9″, Miller looked comfortable in the open ground, passing the fences and using touch around the sideline. He will likely struggle to keep smaller and faster wings, and a low release on his shot comes with question marks But for an 18-year-old with his size and potential scoring versatility, Miller is starting to look like a tantalizing bet, assuming he’s on set in the late 20s or 30s.

11. Trevor Keels (Duke, SG/SF, Freshman)

Strengths: Physical tools, versatility

Archetype/Projected Role: Swiss Army Knife

Keels quickly earned a spot on NBA rosters this season, looking like a fit for his shooting potential, ball-screening game and defensive tools. The scouts fell back a bit as his shooting cooled, and there are still valid questions to be asked about his 31.2 three-point mark and 67.0 free throw percentage for a limited creator. However, he still made 54 threes as a rookie, and he ranked as one of the nation’s most efficient pick-and-roll ball handlers (88th percentile) thanks to his physical driving skills and outmoded.

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